1934 – 2019
Putnam – Donald Mayo, 84, of Sabin St., died Wednesday evening, February 13, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Racine) Mayo. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Donald and Gertrude (Poirier) Mayo.
Donald was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force serving for nearly ten years during the Korean War with the 44th Field Maintenance Squad and 1605th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squad being honorably discharged on June 9, 1961.
Mr. Mayo worked for over twenty-five years as an engineering assistant for Pratt & Whitney. He had a true passion for the game of golf, he also enjoyed reading about the Civil War and other historical events, ice fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Cargill Council 64 and Boy Scouts.
Donald is survived by his sons, Ken Mayo of Putnam, Greg Mayo and his wife Christine of Napa, CA, Chris Mayo of Putnam, and Thomas Mayo and his wife Kristin of Upton,MA; a brother, Roland Mayo of North Carolina; a sister, Jacqueline Cournoyer of Dudley, MA; six grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Jonathan, Caitlin, Bryce, and Samuel; and one great-grandson Brayden.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Support Group of N.E.C.T., P.O. Box 632., Putnam, CT 06260. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.